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Turning The Ballot Box Against Republicans

 
 
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 5 Dec, 2017 11:36 pm
@TheCobbler,
TheCobbler wrote:
When your president fires an FBI director who is investigating said president's collusion with a foreign power in order to swing an election in his favor that is the text book case of obstruction of justice...

Nope. That is the President exercising his lawful constitutional power to fire a subordinate whose actions displease him.


TheCobbler wrote:
Oh, we democrats know quite well what obstruction of justice means...

No, actually you guys don't. Nor do you guys know what the Constitution says.

But this is just typical Democratic ignorance. I bothered to comment on the article because the ignorance being expressed was a bit more noteworthy.
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 6 Dec, 2017 12:23 am
Top Pennsylvania Republicans Are Fighting Like Hell To Keep Gerrymandering Secret
Two court cases could reveal how the GOP took over the state’s congressional delegation.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pennsylvania-gerrymandering-lawsuits_us_5a26fb91e4b0ee6f9637e7a4?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 6 Dec, 2017 12:37 am
"Men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not to the United States Senate.”
Doug Jones
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 6 Dec, 2017 03:49 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 04:50 pm
Trump Just Screwed Over Veterans and It’s Truly Vicious
http://reverepress.com/news/trump-slashes-program-helps-homeless-veterans-vicious/
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 05:14 pm
Former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey has pled GUILTY to felony child sex trafficking after police discovered him in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy
https://www.facebook.com/AshleighBanfield/videos/10155871909134757/
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 06:00 pm
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Real Music
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:32 am
Republicans Will Cut Social Security and Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Republican Senator Marco Rubio
Quote:
Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan, which benefits corporations and the wealthy, will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.

To address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security, Rubio told reporters this week. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims.

"You have got to generate economic growth because growth generates revenue,” Rubio said at a Politico conference. "But you also have to bring spending under control. And not discretionary spending. That isn’t the driver of our debt. The driver of our debt is the structure of Social Security and Medicare for future beneficiaries."

Rubio's talk of structural change is vague but will likely include changing the rate and age of Social Security and Medicare payouts.

Republicans have long said that the growth generated from slashing corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 20 percent would make their tax cuts "revenue neutral," but there's no evidence they're right. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate tax plan would increase the U.S. deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next decade, and the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation has said the plan will boost economic growth by only 0.8 percent over the next decade, leaving $1 billion in cuts unpaid for.

So where does that money come from?

The simple answer is Social Security and Medicare, which together make up 38 percent of the total federal budget, second only to military spending.

Other key Republicans have hinted that after the tax bill passes they’ll take on welfare and entitlement programs. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that he wants Republicans to reduce spending on government programs in 2018. Last month, President Donald Trump said that welfare reform will "take place right after taxes—very soon, very shortly after taxes."

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday that “liberal programs” for the poor were wasting Americans’ money.

"What's coming next is all too predictable: The deficit hawks will come flying back after this bill becomes law," said Senator Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.) "Republicans are already saying 'entitlement reform' and 'welfare reform' are next up on the docket. But nobody should be fooled—that's just code for attacks on Medicaid, on Medicare, on Social Security, on anti-hunger programs."

Republican senators say their bill helps the middle class, but most analyses of the plan shows that it increases taxes on low-income Americans and significantly aids wealthy business owners. Cuts to welfare and safety net programs would directly affect the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.

The Republicans' view on entitlement spending is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan's; he defunded a number of welfare programs to pay for his tax cuts.

Changes do need to be made to entitlement programs to keep them solvent. Both Social Security and Medicare programs are on a fiscally unsustainable path—Medicare’s hospital insurance trust fund will be exhausted by 2029, and Social Security’s trust fund will be exhausted by 2034.

Correction: An earlier version of this story ran a widely quoted statement from Rubio that originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times and many other publications, but did not exactly match what the senator said. This version of story matches Rubio's exact phrasing to a tape of the event.

http://www.newsweek.com/tax-plan-social-security-medicare-welfare-republicans-rubio-729133
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 04:42 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 05:09 am
Seriously!
If baking a cake for a gay wedding is endorsing homosexuality, then voting for a pedophile is endorsing pedophilia.
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:40 am
After blaming voter fraud on Democrats, ex-GOP chairman convicted of voter fraud
https://shareblue.com/after-blaming-voter-fraud-on-democrats-ex-gop-chairman-convicted-of-voter-fraud/#.WiqkCVgv450.facebook
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:46 am
TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION AND THE GOP ARE SO CORRUPT AND SCANDAL-INFESTED, THEY CAN’T HOPE TO LAST THE ENTIRE TERM. MITCH MCCONNELL COULD SOON BE INVESTIGATED FOR TIES TO RUSSIA.
http://movingleft.com/1456/rp6-908-mitch-mcconnell-suspected-involved-nasty-russian-money-scandal/
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:03 pm
@TheCobbler,
What's taking Mueller so long? I would think there are enough scandals going on with the Trump regime that any one will be cause for impeachment.
maporsche
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:13 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

What's taking Mueller so long? I would think there are enough scandals going on with the Trump regime that any one will be cause for impeachment.


He's not going to get impeached. Nor is this something that the left leaning among us should hope for.

We need his incompetence in office to better our chances in 2020.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:26 pm
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:27 pm
@maporsche,
The damage he could do in 4 years is incalculable.
maporsche
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 01:33 pm
@TheCobbler,
TheCobbler wrote:

The damage he could do in 4 years is incalculable.


I don't think Pence is a better option. Do you?
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 02:10 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:
What's taking Mueller so long? I would think there are enough scandals going on with the Trump regime that any one will be cause for impeachment.

The fact that there is no substance to any of the scandals sort of argues against impeachment in every single case.

And even if there were actual wrongdoing, the Democrats have no cause to complain after they allowed Bill Clinton to break the law.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 02:12 pm
@maporsche,
maporsche wrote:
We need his incompetence in office to better our chances in 2020.

We're only one year into a 20 year period of Republican rule. The Democrats have zero chances in 2020, 2024, 2028, or 2032.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 02:34 pm
@oralloy,
Tlhere is no evidence $0 year cycles exist and one certainlly didnt start in 2016, remember trump lost the vote bby a large margin and his supporft has only goone down since then.
 

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